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Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair
Business transfer dismissal not always automatically unfair

In the recent case of Willem Hendrik du Plessis v AMIC Trading, the employee referred a matter to the Labour Court seeking an order declaring his dismissal by the employer automatically unfair in terms of s187(1)(g) of the Labour Relations Act (LRA).

By Fiona Leppan and Stephan Venter 2 days ago

Jaguar Land Rover uses Gorillaz app as recruitment tool
Jaguar Land Rover uses Gorillaz app as recruitment tool

Jaguar Land Rover and Gorillaz are on a mission to recruit the next generation of world-class electronics and software engineering talent [video]

2 days ago

FET needs to create employable graduates
FET needs to create employable graduates

Further Education and Training (FET) should strive to achieve three goals, making graduates employable, creating a diverse workforce and meeting the needs of the country's economy

3 days ago

ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden
ETI needs revision to ease the admin burden

Although the motives are good, the negative impact of the ETI is that it places an administrative burden on payroll departments

By Lavine Haripersad 3 days ago

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax
Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

Research indicates more innovation needed in South Africa
Research indicates more innovation needed in South Africa

A new report, ‘Unicorns, Gazelles & Leapfrogs: Fast-tracking the South African startup ecosystem' identifies some ways that South Africa's hotshot startups can catapult themselves forward

21 Jun 2017

Start viewing your enterprise technology the way millennials do
Start viewing your enterprise technology the way millennials do

25 years ago, I went to work for the first time with a hand-held device in my hand: a Casio calculator. I thought I was the man. Today, the new generation of workers often have a better grasp of technology than senior management

By Steve Tzikakis 21 Jun 2017

Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth
Tourism industry offers hope for SA's unemployed youth

While many see it as a space for tour guides or front-of-house hotel workers, it now encompasses a variety of career options including opportunities for advertising, marketing and design, financial management, IT and tech and more

21 Jun 2017

PAs win job rights
PAs win job rights

The Labour Court has found in favour of 17 judges' secretaries who challenged the Office of the Chief Justice about their uncertain employment status, declaring that they are permanently employed

21 Jun 2017

Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturers
Opening up international markets for clothing and textile manufacturers

I am often asked what it is that prevents clothing and textile manufacturers from breaking into the international market. There are several answers to that question

By Christian Gerling 20 Jun 2017

More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies
More Cape Town schools to get Entrepreneur Societies

The SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation will be expanding its rollout of Entrepreneur Societies to more high schools across Cape Town this year

19 Jun 2017

How SA businesses can rebuild trust
How SA businesses can rebuild trust

Trust is an essential component of running a business in South Africa, and indeed, across the rest of the world. A business that is mistrusted is a business that customers aren't likely to patronise

By Gary Turner 19 Jun 2017

Jabu Moleketi
Vodacom appoints Jabu Moleketi as chairman

Vodacom has appointed former deputy finance minister Jabu Moleketi as its new chairman, replacing Peter Moyo who gave notice in April

18 Jun 2017

Ammentorp © –
Harnessing the skills of the future

Whitney Houston perhaps summed it up best when she crooned about the children being our future

By Sharon Piehl 16 Jun 2017

'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC
'Aggrieved' Motsoeneng to challenge axing by SABC

Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng intends to challenge the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry that resulted in his being booted out of the SABC

15 Jun 2017

Pitfall in using arbitration in labour disputes
Pitfall in using arbitration in labour disputes

The recent case of Sampson v South African Post Office serves as a cautionary tale for employers and highlights one of the pitfalls of using the process of inquiry by an arbitrator, in terms of s188A of the Labour Relations Act

By Jose Jorge and Steven Adams 15 Jun 2017

Launch of interactive online tool to track young people's wellbeing
Launch of interactive online tool to track young people's wellbeing

In celebration of Youth Day, UCT researchers at the Poverty and Inequality Initiative (PII) are launching an interactive online tool, Youth Explorer, that provides a range of information on the status and wellbeing of South Africa's young people

15 Jun 2017

Front row, L-R: Avuyile Maqolo, Masande Mlanjeni, Christiaan Abrahams, Siphenathi Kowa, Yolani Kaso

Back row: Siphokazi Taliwe, Yolanda Ngwevela, Yanga Tshaya (behind Yolanda), Tiffany Andrews, Louise Jones (Old Mutual Foundation), Siphesihle Tshaka, Siyabulela Makedama (behind Siphesihle), Phelisa Ntsokotha, Emihle Ganyaza, Zenande Fuzile, Sinobom Gosa, Porchia Jacobs, Samkelisiwe Magwaza, Simamkele Ncapayi, Nosipho Ngcawe, Yonela Zondwayo, Mpontseng Ramothathaki, Ntombentsha Stuurman
Old Mutual funding helps PYDA bring skilled youth into the WC wine industry

Old Mutual Foundation invested development funding with the Pinotage Youth Development Academy which saw 23 students graduating from the PYDA class of 2017

15 Jun 2017

With uncertain geopolitical climate, SA CEOs increase scenario planning
With uncertain geopolitical climate, SA CEOs increase scenario planning

This year's KPMG CEO Outlook reveals that 68% of CEOs see disruptive forces as an opportunity, not a threat, for their business

14 Jun 2017

Coca-Cola's Bizniz in a Box helps turn the tide against youth unemployment
Coca-Cola's Bizniz in a Box helps turn the tide against youth unemployment

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) rolled out its Bizniz in a Box initiative in 2016 as part of the company's Youth Empowerment Programme

14 Jun 2017

GIBS Youth Survey indicates political, economic uncertainty dulls optimism
GIBS Youth Survey indicates political, economic uncertainty dulls optimism

This year's annual youth survey, conducted by the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), indicates that youth's optimism is dashed by political, economic uncertainty, compared to results from five years ago

14 Jun 2017

Former Eskom chairman, Ben Ngubane
Ngubane jumps ship

It seems that Eskom is losing its top brass at a rapid rate of knots

13 Jun 2017

Andre Meyer, former CEO at Life Healthcare
Investors shrug off exit of Life Healthcare chief

It's never a good sign when shares in the company you lead rally on news of your departure

13 Jun 2017

Limited hiring prospects for Q3 2017 following 3% decline
Limited hiring prospects for Q3 2017 following 3% decline

According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released today, there are limited South African hiring prospects for the third quarter of 2017, declining 3% when compared with the previous quarter and 4% weaker year-on-year

13 Jun 2017

Dti publishes retroactive notice on registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions
Dti publishes retroactive notice on registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions

The dti has published a notice setting out the final thresholds for registration of Major B-BBEE Transactions

By Verushca Pillay 12 Jun 2017

Retail, agriculture, construction sectors remain at risk in Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey
Retail, agriculture, construction sectors remain at risk in Deloitte Restructuring Outlook survey

Restructuring professionals expect an improved economic environment in 2017, in line with the wider trend seen across developing economies

12 Jun 2017

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference in Cape Town
Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum conference in Cape Town

The third Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) conference and exhibition event will take place at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on 5-6 October 2017

9 Jun 2017

Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat
Breaking rules takes you from underdog to industry-threat

How much do bad rules really cost you?

By Douglas Kruger 8 Jun 2017

Jumia Food's Duncan Muchangi and Sodexo Kenya's Neil Ribiero.
Sodexo and Jumia Food Kenya partner on mobile payment solution for employees

Sodexo Group has signed a new partnership with Jumia Food Kenya to offer employers a seamless mobile solution dubbed M-Kula

8 Jun 2017

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